What will learning look like in 2024? (#LRN2024)
September 19, 2014 3 Comments
So after today’s #lrnchat I thought I would have a go at the challenge set by The eLearning Guild to think about how learning might look in 2024 and to be honest it has challenged me a little bit. So much as changed in the last 10 years how could we possibly envision what learning might be like in another 10 years and then it hit me
Learning won’t change
How we deliver it, package it and how it is accessed evaluated and utilised will, but it will still be about people needing to have knowledge in order to exist in our world, whatever that world looks like. Now some of you could I guess fairly complain here that I have cheated a little bit here, but when I look at the changes over the last 10 years they have for the most part centred around how we deliver, consume and evaluate the outcomes of learning. E-Learning, Mlearning, 70:20:10 and MOOC’s are all examples of this phenomena. How we think about learning has changed but the act of learning and why we learning hasn’t changed.
Of course sometime in the next 10 years we could invent brain to brain knowledge transfer, or hardware/wetware interfaces where we can simply ‘chip’ the knowledge we need for a particular activity. If that is the case though (and it may well will be) then we will have fundamentally altered not just the delivery and consumption of Learning, but learning itself and if we think about it, fundamentally altered what it means to be human.